Author: Jon Manson

Liberty Releases Non-Conference Schedule

On Wednesday, Liberty released its 2017-18 men’s basketball non-conference schedule, highlighted by a trip to 2017 NCAA Tournament & ACC opponent Wake Forest and a trip to the Virgin Islands to compete in the Paradise Jam. The Flames will open the season at home on November 10th against non-Division I opponent Clarks Summit. Liberty then travels to North Carolina to take on the Demon Deacons. Behind 3rd-year coach Danny Manning, the Demon Deacons advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season, a first for the program since 2010. Liberty is 0-1 all-time against Wake Forest, losing the previous meeting, 81-47,...

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WR JT Wood commits to Liberty

Liberty picked up its 5th commitment in the class of 2018 and 2nd wide receiver commit on Wednesday when JT Wood pledged to the Flames. Wood is a 6’2″, 205 pound prospect from Creekside High School and St. Johns, Florida. He’s a 2 star rated prospect according to Rivals and also has offers from South Alabama, Troy, and Western Illinois. Wood commits just days after visiting Liberty for a prospect camp. He also visited Western Illinois recently. As a junior, he had 40 catches for 560 yards and 4 touchdowns. Wood joins previous commitments WR Sean Queen, TE Mason Yost, DL...

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8 Flames picked preseason All-Big South

Liberty had 8 student-athletes voted to the Big South’s preseason All-Conference teams as announced at Big South Media Day on Tuesday. Offensive lineman Dontae Duff and running back Carrington Mosley received the nod on offense while defensive lineman Juwan Wells and defensive back Chris Turner were chosen on the defense. The Flames swept the preseason Big South selections at special teams as kicker Alex Probert, punter Trey Turner, long snapper Hunter Winstead, and kick returner Frankie Hickson were named to the preseason team. With Liberty spending 2017 as its first of a two year transition from FCS to FBS,...

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2017 Football Roundtable

It’s July, which means we’ll have actual football to talk about very soon! In anticipation of the coming season, our contributors got together to discuss some of the hot button issues surrounding the 2017 football season. 1. 2017 is such a strange year with the Flames’ ineligible for the Big South Championship and FCS playoffs as the team prepares for the FBS move, does 2017 even matter? Chad Hasson: Of course it matters. The momentum gained or lost with this season can chart the path of on field success for the next 5-10 years. I think with all of the...

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TE Mason Yost Pledges to Liberty

Liberty picked up a commitment from Mason Yost on Tuesday evening, according to sources. He is a 6’4″, 235 pound tight end prospect from Jacksonville, Florida and The Bolles School. Yost becomes the 4th commitment in the Flames’ first full class as an FBS member, joining WR Sean Queen, DL Emmanuel Cater, and DB Marcellous Harris. Yost chose Liberty after visiting Lynchburg for part of Turner Gill’s football prospects camp. He also had an offer from Army and several FCS...

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